David Cassidy has been ordered to enter alcohol rehab for three months. Cassidy went to court in Los Angeles on Monday for a drunken driving charge. He pleaded no contest to the charges. The judge also ordered that he serve five years’ probation, pay several fines and take part in a nine-month alcohol education program.
Cassidy was arrested near Los Angeles International Airport early in 2014. The officer noticed that Cassidy made an illegal turn at a red light and pulled him over. The officer reported that he smelled a strong scent of alcohol coming from the vehicle and Cassidy himself and administered a breathalyzer test.
Cassidy blew a .19 on the test, twice the legal limit for driving in the state of California. Cassidy was arrested. It was his second DUI arrest in six months and his third in the last three years. Earlier this month, one of his other previous DUI charges was reduced from a felony to misdemeanor by a judge in New York.
Shortly after Cassidy’s arrest, his manager offered a statement explaining the situation.
“David just completed a stint in rehab and was doing very well in sobriety,” manager Jo-Ann Geffen said.
“He was in Los Angeles to attend depositions by Sony Pictures Television, respondents in a lawsuit filed by Cassidy in 2011 over what he claims are monies long due him from ‘Partridge Family’ merchandise, home video, etc.,” she said. “After attending his and his manager’s depositions, it appears as if the pressure led to a brief relapse.”
Cassidy’s attorney claims that Cassidy will stay in rehab for a longer period of time than what has been ordered by the judge. According to him, Cassidy is focused on sobriety and overcoming his alcohol addiction. He plans to use rehab to better himself and avoid further arrests.
Do you think rehab will help him this time?
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